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Summer Criterium #7 Race Report

The storm clouds that have been threatening all season finally broke for Round Seven of CCC Summer Crits as dark skies and a sense of foreboding greeted those who were brave enough to venture outside. 

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Summer Criterium #6 Race Report

Clear skies and warm conditions hid the deceptively tricky conditions for Round Six of Summer Crits, a strong north-westerly biting hard down the back straight in particular. With longer racing across all grades, the sense of nerves was palpable as respective Grades awaited their respective turn in the hurt locker.

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Summer Criterium #5 Race Report

Round 5 of CCC Summer Crits kicked off under the watchful eye of the race Commissaires as they monitored the steady build up of storm clouds overhead. With the rain holding off and lightning skirting to the south, racing got underway with the variable conditions adding another dimension to the nerves being felt on track.

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Summer Criterium #4 Race Report

Still and balmy Spring conditions greeted riders once again for Round Four of crits with numbers up across virtually all grades. 

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Summer Criterium #3 Race Report

A moderate cross-head wind down the home straight greeted riders for Round Three of Crits, inviting speculation as to whether conditions favoured the sprinters or the barouders.

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Summer Criterium #2 Race Report

And we're back! If we've learned anything from the first two rounds of Crits... it's that everyone has been putting in the miles over the winter months to turn up in race ready condition. 'Fast' was the consistent theme across grades with average speeds already at the sharp end of where we got to last season. 

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